Visit to Magnox Dungeness Site A Nuclear Power Station

Published Date: 06 Aug 2013

<p></p><p><br>On 1 February 2013, Alexander Bychkov, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Nuclear Energy, visited the Dungeness A Site in the UK. He was welcomed by Site Director Ray Jepps and John Vliestra, Magnox Chief Operating Officer. <br><br> John Vliestra, Ray Jepps and the Dugneness Lead Team briefed DDG Bychkov about progress in decommissioning Site A of the Dungeness nuclear power station. <br><br>(Photo: NDA)
</p> <p></p><p><br>A site tour included the turbine hall and annexes, ponds and the Magnox dissolution plant. <br><br>Dungeness A is a Magnox power station which was in operation from 1965 to 2006. It had two nuclear power reactors producing 550 MW of electricity. Site A is now in permanent shutdown. <br><br>As part of the decommissioning process, both Magnox reactors have been defuelled with the spent fuel dispatched to Sellafield in Cumbria for reprocessing. <br><br>(Photo: NDA)